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Offline Rob

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Snowshoe Repairs
« on: January 30, 2009, 01:40:45 pm »
I got a price today to repair 3 pairs of snowshoes. $129 to varnish and re-lace using monofilament. Now I don't think that is a bad price, but for the same price I can buy brand new ones with babiche lacing.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 02:20:35 pm »
If one has little or no sentimental value attached to the snowshoes in need of repair, and the price varying but slightly, thriftiness would bid one purchase anew. Or as the wise writer has long ago written, “One does not patch an old garment with new cloth.”
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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 03:23:32 pm »
$129 to repair all three pair?

If you can buy 3 pair of new snowshoes for anywhere close to $129 then you have a better source than I.

I gather that the work incolved requires some skill to do a good job, and that is a rather specialised skillset. It also must take a fair bit of time. So consider those factors to decide if it's reasonable. I suspect it is.

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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 03:40:15 pm »
$129 each!
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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 04:11:06 pm »
I see! that does change things now doesn't it.
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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2009, 07:47:23 pm »
Put the poly on yourself and have the expert do the lace repair. Poly appl is easy stuff, get an old brush and put er on.

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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 01:50:56 am »
I had a couple of pairs of old frames re-laced with mono.  What you save is the price of the frame, which isn't much.  With shipping costs to and from the shop, the re-lacing probably cost me approximately the same as new snowshoes.  I did it anyway, just because I didn't want more unused snowshoes in my attic.
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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2009, 11:20:18 pm »
There's a lady up in Timmins ON that makes the mono snowshoes and is quite reasonable.  She also sells harnesses of different types.

I can't recall her website or name at the moment but I think Scott has dealt with her before, IIRC.

Perhaps someone will chime in and post the web link for her.  I'm thinking about picking up a pair myself to have as a spare set.

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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 11:54:23 pm »
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Re: Snowshoe Repairs
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2009, 04:16:24 pm »